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Ravilevu Nature Reserve, Taveuni, Fiji

IUCN summit delivers major commitments to save Earth’s most precious natural areas

Sydney, Australia – The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014, the once-in-a-decade global forum on protected areas, closes today with the release of The Promise of Sydney. The Promise sets out an ambitious agenda to safeguard the planet’s natural assets, ranging from halting rainforest loss in the Asia-Pacific and tripling ocean protection off Africa’s coasts to a business commitment to plant 1.3 billion trees along the historic Silk Road.  | Dutch

19 Nov 2014 | International news release

Ziyuan Fir discovery

Ziyuan Fir discovery brings new hope for one of China’s most threatened trees

Twenty-one Ziyuan Fir (Abies ziyuanensis) trees have been discovered after eight months of intensive fieldwork in Yinzhulaoshan Provincial Nature Reserve (NR), Guangxi, China according to David Gill from SOS Grantee and IUCN Member, FFI (Fauna and Flora International). SOS funded this Abies species conservation project in January this year. …  

18 Nov 2014 | News story

EPIC Eco-DRR Training

Making people know ecosystems protecting us from natural disasters

Training workshop on Ecoystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction successfully delivered in China …   | Chinese

18 Nov 2014 | Article

Children in Simien National Park, World Heritage site, Ethiopia

New IUCN study shows life-supporting role of natural World Heritage

Sydney, Australia – Natural World Heritage sites are not just iconic places with exceptional nature, they also provide benefits that contribute to economies, climate stability and human well-being, according to a new study by IUCN released today at the IUCN World Parks Congress. 

18 Nov 2014 | International news release

Black Buck

National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan Revision Announcement

The Office of the Inspector general Forests (OIGF) Climate Change Division of the Government of Pakistan through its Biodiversity Directorate is currently focusing on implementing a Strategic Plan and Aichi Biodiversity Targets 2011-2020. …  

18 Nov 2014 | International news release

Panelists at Myanmar side event at World Parks Congress

Conservation prospects in Myanmar: a discussion

On November 13 at the World Parks Congress in Sydney, IUCN, FFI, and WCS organized a side-event on conservation prospects in Myanmar, perhaps the first of its kind at a global event. After presentations on the state of conservation in both the marine and terrestrial realms, a panel of Myanmar government and NGO representatives answered questions from the audience. What emerged was a thoughtful, hopeful, but sometimes troubling picture. …  

18 Nov 2014 | Article
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Myeik Archipelago, Myanmar

A historic step for World Heritage and protected areas in Myanmar

After years of relative isolation, Myanmar has now emerged as one of the last frontiers for biodiversity conservation and protected area development in Southeast Asia. Myanmar’s rapid economic and political reforms present both threats and opportunities for biodiversity conservation, protected areas management and World Heritage status.  …  

18 Nov 2014 | Article

Pacific Bluefin Tuna

Global appetite for resources pushing new species to the brink – IUCN Red List

Pacific Bluefin Tuna, Chinese Pufferfish, American Eel, Chinese Cobra and an Australian butterfly are threatened with extinction

Fishing, logging, mining, agriculture and other activities to satisfy our growing appetite for resources are threatening the survival of the Pacific Bluefin Tuna, Chinese Pufferfish, American Eel and Chinese Cobra, while the destruction of habitat has caused the extinction of a Malaysian mollusc and the world’s largest known earwig, and threatens the survival of many other species – according to the latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ released today at the IUCN World Parks Congress taking place in Sydney, Australia. …   | French | Spanish | Dutch

17 Nov 2014 | International news release

Follow the action

New video: Insights into the Water, Energy, and Food Security Nexus

A new video providing a collection of insights on opportunities and solutions on Water, Energy and Food Security has been shown at the recent Nexus Symposium which took place in Beijing from 11-13 November. …  

17 Nov 2014 | News story

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Call for Abstract Submission !!

To mark the 50th anniversary of the IUCN Red List, IUCN Bangladesh is inviting abstracts from individuals on their research, initiatives and project works related with “Wildlife Biodiversity in Bangladesh:40 Years of Conservation” and/or “Species & Habitat Protection: Necessity of Science based Policy and Governance”. The authors of the best abstracts will be invited to present their papers in the technical sessions and all selected abstracts will be published in a book to be printed on this occasion. Deadline for abstract submission is 20 November 2014.  

16 Nov 2014 | News story

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